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MOTOR WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This website is not intended to provide operational instructions. Appropriate LEESON Electric instructions provided with the motor and precautions attached to the motor should be read carefully prior to installation, operation and/or maintenance of the equipment. Injury to personnel or motor failure may be caused by improper installation, maintenance or operation.f

The following and information is supplied to you for your protection and to provide you with many years of trouble free and safe operation of your LEESON Electric product:
• Disconnect power and lock out driven equipment before working on a motor.
• Always keep hands and clothing away from moving parts.
• The lifting support on the motor is not to be used to lift the entire machine. Only the motor attached directly to the support may be safely lifted by the support.
• Install and ground per local and national codes.
• Discharge all capacitors before servicing a single phase motor.
• Misapplication of a motor in hazardous environments can cause fire or an explosion and result in serious injury. Only the end user, local authority having jurisdiction, and/or insurance underwriter are qualified to identify the appropriate class(es), group(s), division and temperature code LEESON Electric or SM Service & Technology personnel cannot evaluate or recommend what motors may be suitable for use in hazardous environments. If a motor is name plated for hazardous locations, do not operate the motor without all of the grease and drain plugs installed.
• Never attempt to measure the temperature rise of a motor by touch. Temperature rise must be measured by thermometer, resistance, resistance, imbedded detector or thermocouple.
• Motors with automatic reset thermal protectors will automatically restart when the protector temperature drops sufficiently. Do not use motors with automatic reset thermal protectors in applications where automatic restart will be hazardous to personnel or equipment.
• Motors with manual reset thermal protectors may start unexpectedly after the protector trips when the surrounding air is at +20? Fahrenheit or lower. If the manual reset protector trips, disconnect motor from its power supply. After the protector cools (five minutes or more), it can be reset and power may be applied to the motor.
• Connect all protective device leads, marked P1, P2, etc., per instructions supplied with the motor.
• Operation of a motor at other than its nameplate rating may result in fire, damage to equipment or serious injury to personnel.
• For safety, Buyer or User should provide protective guards over all shaft extensions and any moving apparatus mounted thereon. The User is responsible for checking all applicable safety codes in his area and providing suitable guards. Failure to do so may result in bodily injury and/or damage to equipment.
• Consult qualified personnel with questions and all electrical repairs must be performed by trained and qualified personnel only.
• For motors nameplated as “belted duty only”, do not operate the motor without belts properly installed.
• Motors and/or driven equipment should not be operated faster than their rated speed.
• For inverter applications, follow the inverter manufacturer’s installation guidelines.
• Make sure the motor is properly secured and aligned before operation.

The manufacturer makes no warranty or representations, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise, as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the goods sold hereunder. Buyer acknowledges that it alone has determined that the goods purchased hereunder will suitably meet the requirements of their intended use. In no event will the manufacturer be liable for consequential, incidental or other damages. Even if the repair or replacement remedy shall be deemed to have failed of its essential purpose under Section 2-719 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the manufacturer shall have no liability to Buyer for consequential damages.

This information should be read together with all other printed information supplied by LEESON Electric.
For more information contact: LEESON Electric, 2100 Washington Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024
Phone: 262-377-8810 or Fax: 262-377-3440

Warnings & Cautions

MECHANICAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The following and information is supplied to you for your protection and to provide you with many years of trouble free and safe operation of your LEESON Electric product:
Read ALL instructions prior to operating reducer. Injury to personnel or reducer failure may be caused by improper installation, maintenance or operation.
• Written authorization from LEESON Electric is required to operate or use reducers in man lift or people moving devices.
• Check to make certain application does not exceed the allowable load capacities published in the current catalog.
• Buyer shall be solely responsible for determining the adequacy of the product for any and all uses to which Buyer shall apply the product. The application by Buyer shall not be subject to any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
• For safety, Buyer or User should provide protective guards over all shaft extensions and any moving apparatus mounted thereon. The User is responsible for checking all applicable safety codes in his area and providing suitable guards. Failure to do so may result in bodily injury and/or damage to equipment.
• Hot oil and reducers can cause severe burns. Use extreme care when removing lubrication plugs and vents.
• Make certain that the power supply is disconnected before attempting to service or remove any components. Lock out the power supply and tag it to prevent unexpected application of power.
• Reducers are not to be considered fail safe or self-locking devices. If these features are required, a properly sized, independent holding device should be utilized. Reducers should not be used as a brake.
• Any brakes that are used in conjunction with a reducer must be sized or positioned in such a way so as to not subject the reducer to loads beyond the catalog rating.
• Lifting supports including eyebolts are to be used for vertically lifting the gearbox only and no other associated attachments or motors.
• Use of an oil with an EP additive on units with backstops may prevent proper operation of the backstop. Injury to personnel, damage to the reducer or other equipment may result.
• Overhung loads subject shaft bearings and shafts to stress which may cause premature bearing failure and/or shaft breakage from bending fatigue, if not sized properly.
• Test run unit to verify operation. If the unit tested is a prototype, that unit must be of current production.
• If the speed reducer cannot be located in a clear and dry area with access to adequate cooling air supply, then precautions must be taken to avoid the ingestion of contaminants such as water and the reduction in cooling ability due to exterior contaminants.
• Mounting bolts should be routinely checked to ensure that the unit is firmly anchored for proper operation.

The manufacturer makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise, as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the goods sold hereunder. Buyer acknowledges that it alone has determined that the goods purchased hereunder will suitably meet the requirements of their intended use. In no event will the manufacturer be liable for consequential, incidental or other damages. Even if the repair or replacement remedy shall be deemed to have failed of its essential purpose under Section 2-719 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the manufacturer shall have no liability to Buyer for consequential damages.

This information should be read together with all other printed information supplied by LEESON Electric.